Global Aviation Security Symposium 2017 (AVSEC2017) Live-streaming video – Day 1


AVSEC Culture – Beyond the Standards

Welcome to the inaugural Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC2017) being held in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) from 12 – 14 September, 2017 at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. Over these three days we will bring you each of the keynote speeches from the conference.

This three-day Symposium serves as a platform for promoting the work of ICAO, its Member States and stakeholders in the area of aviation security. AVSEC2017 will bring together AVSEC professionals from around the world to advance a new mind-set in aviation security, one that embraces AVSEC as a culture beyond a set of standards.


Opening Session

Master of Ceremonies

Mr. Denis Chagnon

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Keynote Speakers

Mr. David Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States
Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director General, Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Mr. Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aéroports de Montréal, Canada

Opening Remarks

Mr. Boubacar Djibo, Director, Air Transport Bureau (ATB), ICAO

Session 1 AVSEC Culture – Beyond the Standards

Promote the implementation of an effective security culture in order to enhance the global aviation system, which is critical to achieving sustainable outcomes. The existence of a well-trained, motivated and professional work force is a critical prerequisite for effective aviation security. A strong security culture must be developed from the top management across and within every organization.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Bernard Lim, Director, International Relations and Security, Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Session 2 Vulnerability Versus Threat: Risk-Based Mitigation

Enhance understanding of aviation security risks for the development and implementation of policies and risk mitigating measures that are effective, proportionate and sustainable. Undertaking risk assessments will help to identify and prioritize gaps and vulnerabilities, which can then be urgently addressed in the most practical way possible, and with optimal use of resources.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jean-Philippe Morange, Senior Legal Officer, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, United Nations